On our way back from the UK in June, we spending a week in Dubai.
I have stayed there once before in the late 90's, at the Sheraton Mirage, it was fantastic, but quite far from anything, I think a good 45 mins by bus back to town.
We saw a special to stay at the Atlantis Resort (Top of Palm Island), but what else is there near there. I do like staying in Fancy hotels but don't appreciate that every drink and meal (when the hotel is isolated) can cost you a small fortune. Is there pubs / restaurants nearby reasonably priced, or is the Atlantis actually ok, with some fine dining and some normal grub.
or..... is there somewhere better to stay, a nice hotel but nearer a few holiday type outlets (like you find in Tenerife, ok maybe not with cornish pasties, Carling premier and showing only fools and horses, but hopefully you get the idea)